Thanks for the thoughts. I threw a multimeter on the horn relay and found
voltage. Then I checked the 'S' terminal and got 10.3 volts during 'start'
condition. I also checked the yellow terminal and found that there was
voltage (12.3 volts) during 'ignition on'. Regardless of that, I had
voltage and that was my biggest concern so I picked up a new starter and
I pulled the coil wire and had my wife crank it a few times to prime the
carb and get the juices flowing. Then I replaced the coil wire and...
IT LIVES!! IT LIVES!! Yes, it started right up! Doesn't it just figure?
I've owned the car for 14 days, spent about about 60 hours working on it
(not to mention the $$$) and my wife comes out to the garage for 15 minutes
and gets to take credit for the 'first start'. Oh, and might I say that she
is more than willing to divulge that bit of trivia every time someone asks
about the car. The only part I can appreciate is the fact that she's 8
months pregnant and it was funny as heck seeing her trying to get out of the
Anyway, I adjusted the carb a bit and she fires right up every time. New
problem came up though. I put it in reverse and the car died (before I
adjusted the carb) so I adjusted the carb and tried it again. This time,
there was nothing. No reverse, no drive, no low... Nothing! Tomorrow, I
will jack the car up and watch the transmission as the wife moves the
shifter. I suspect a broken cable but if not, I will start a new discussion
in the 'transmission' forum.
Thanks again for your input. Hey, at least she's running now...
Matt<br />68 Coupe - 327 Powerglide